As John and Ann continue (see Violating the Intertwining) the idea of being intertwined emerges through the lens of paying attention to ourselves, and learning what we do and why we do it. This allows us to let go of what is merely personal, and begin to embrace the universal. It is by each of us holding a note of the universal that we can change the world. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: The watcher is a very important step in the process. It’s one of the earlier steps, but you never ever leave it even later. You’re able to see things that are happening around you. Watch the things that are happening around you and, as you do things that you can’t help yourself doing, like using the Indians as an example, where they’re caught in a particular mood that the whole reservation has, even though intellectually they can know that that has limitations for them. As they watch themselves, they redeem themselves.
It doesn’t do them any good to beat up on themselves. They just watch it. They watch how this tweaks them this way, and tweaks them that way, and limits this and limits that and, ultimately, that leads to overcoming something.
Everything is a light and everything is an energy. And the spirit energy is trapped and needed to come through and be grounded to make a Wholeness – so the soul was free. There’s no accident for example that you’re working with the types of people that are stuck, or caught, in a particular vibratory nature. You could tell them 100 times what is haywire, and they could even repeat it back to you, but that doesn’t mean they can change the tone, or the mood, or the atmosphere that they’re in.
Somehow or another that has to change. What creates the change? You actually can create the change, so to speak, and you have to do it with your light, with an aspect of your light, which means the aspect in which you’re intertwined.
They can’t find it in themselves anymore, so they can’t shift. And so it becomes your responsibility to be the bell ringer, in that regard, so that something can shift. You can’t do it by telling them that they’re all screwed up. That doesn’t work.
You can’t cause anything to change by lecturing about how haywire they are. You have to look at the trait, and that trait has a positive side to it. Everything has a negative and positive side simultaneously. If you’re looking at something real, real dark, no matter how dark it looks, it has the positive side. And you have to know how to touch the positive side so it glistens and awakens and it comes to their attention – and you don’t do that by talking about how screwed up they are.
That just demoralizes. It keeps them caught and trapped. So you support this other. Some would call it positive, but positive can be delusional too. It’s just a conceptualization of what’s right and what’s not right. You’re supporting something that is a quality that you know is real.
It’s just like a dream too. I’m really having a lot of trouble with dreams now, in that the dreams that I’m having have a positive interpretation and a negative interpretation. Let’s put it this way, it gets subtler, as time progresses, to creating a deviation in terms of the way of taking the dream.
You might still carry a tone yet that’s a little haywire, and that tone then will influence the way that you understand the dream. And as this stuff gets subtler and subtler, you’re closer and closer to those tones – and often times you blow it.
I’m noticing, for example, that I will have like a sequence of three or four dreams, and I will be in the ballpark with them, but there’s a whole other shift in the tone and once in a while one can make that shift. So you’ve developed a greater grasp of things.
When we talked about your dreams the last couple of weeks they were interesting and they were exciting, but didn’t you get the sense that a certain free flow was missing?
And then when it comes out of somewhere else, where it’s like a pulling together of a sequence of things or however it is, it seems like a more drivable car. The other is more exciting, but over a course of time, flatter, more exciting in the moment, but flatter. The aftertaste of it isn’t as good. It’s just a single microscopic kind of thing, that hasn’t quite been placed into a schematic by which it ebbs and flows and fits.
When the other is looked at in terms of the way things ebb and flow and nuance back and forth, you have a greater depth perception or lilt about it. That’s why in Sufism you have what’s known as states and stations. And for the longest, longest period of time you go through these various states that move you in some capacity, but then when you go about your regular life all of that falls away.
But at some particular point, something doesn’t fall away, something does start to catch in terms of you, little by little, picking up more closely an intertwined connectivity of yourself, in terms of the Whole, or catching up with more of the world’s soul of things, and further and further away from the personal nuances – the concept of your own light even. And when it gets like that, that then becomes a station.
When they talk about a saint, that’s all that they’re talking about is the person has taken and let go of all attachments to having to hold onto any kind of thing or another.
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